Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 4567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Available in cans, kegs and bottles with nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Pasteurised. Usually called Draught; sometimes called Cold or Extra Cold - same beer, but served colder.
Launched in 1961.
Ingredients: Pale ale malt, about 25 to 30% flaked barley, and about 10% roasted barley, with no other grains or sugars; several hop varieties, mainly Goldings (pellets and isomerized extract); a flocculent head-forming ale yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
Black with creamy white head, Fabolous looks... however thin palate (watery) . Roasted notes - coffee mainly. Drinkable but too watery for my taste. OK, sometimes drink it at the local Irish pub!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2012 "Draught" can. Black with creamy, light brown head. Roasted aroma. Roasted, bitter flavour with some sourness. Aftertaste bitter/sour. 6 4 6 3 13

Can at KØ12. Weak roasted aroma. Black colour. Small off-white head. The flavour is quite roasted. Gets sourish after a while, but not too badly. 5 3 5 3 11

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13284) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2007
Can (with nitro) at Gitte & Thomas. Cold. Black - big tight, long lasting brown head. Roated, creamy, sweetness, light bitter/sour !! Slight broing - classic !!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13160) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2006
Can, Nitro-type. 4.1%ABV. Almost black with a medium beige head. Aroma is mostly burned malt, with some coffee notes. Mellow mouthfeel, quite thin and with a flavor of burned malt and coffee. Dry, bitter finish, but not the typical hop-bitterness. (060327)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (12425) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2004 Tap
Perfect tanned creamy head and ebony colour. Coffee aroma. Taste is coffee aroma and roasted, even smoked malt filtered through cream head. Finishing very long with bitter and roasted mouthfeel. (7/5/9/5/18 4.4)
<iFRe-rated, nitro-can
Perfect Guinness outlook - benchmark for others. Quite weak chocolate aroma. Smooth, chocolaty, roasted and bitter, lacks a bit fullness of tapped version. (6/5/7/4/16 3.8) Re-rated, nitro-can
Looks good. Aroma slightly skunked. Taste balanced roasted with hoppy finish. (4/5/6/3/13 3.1)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2000
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 Very dark ruby-brown. Thick tan head. Yes, they drew a frickin’ shamrock in it. I remember when this beer wasn’t so damn cutesy. Aroma? On a nitrotap? Hardly any flavour, either. Very watery, just a hint of roast, nuts and maybe vanilla. Artificially thick body. Tart, watery finish. You can’t even call this dry anymore - they’ve cut back the hops and the malt sweetness is much more in evidence as a result. Downgrade from 2.7 overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2003
UPDATED: APR 4, 2007 Draught version at recommended 6°C: Smooth, dry, creamy taste with a full head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2002
Good beer, even better in a half & half. The legendary head is a delight to behold atop the smooth blackness below. Mild aroma belies the bitterness, though it isn’t as rounded as it should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11126) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
Can. Pours almost black with slight red mahogany edges. It always looks so cool when the grey-brown bubbles floculate when pouring, ending as the creamiest, most staying head in history. Aroma is, as always, mildly sweet, with a roasted edge. Flat and creamy mouthfeel, letting the beer glide down easily. Flavour begins sweet, then gets more roasted, and thus, bitter. Dry and creamy, sweet and roasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2005
on tap-pours a deep, rich, tan head that laces nicely. Color is black, with the white rivulets condensing. Aroma is coffee and malt. Taste is coffee. Nicely done, but not my taste.

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